Most people are clear about their employment status, whether that be an employee enjoying all the rights and protections that come with employment or otherwise. With the growth of the gig economy and more flexible ways of working, employers are increasingly blurring the lines and causing confusion. At Jordans, we can help those who are uncertain about their employment status.
Employment status matters because workers enjoy rights which the self-employed do not, such as the right to be paid the National Minimum Wage and to receive the minimum period of paid annual leave under the Working Time Regulations 1998. In turn, employees enjoy protections which workers do not, such as the right of qualifying employees not to be unfairly dismissed or to receive Statutory Redundancy Payments.
How can we help with determining Employment Status?
The issues in determining employment status can be complex, which is why recent cases reported in the media involving the likes of Uber and Deliveroo have been decided in the highest courts in the land. At Jordans we have expert employment solicitors ready to help.